Celebrate Children’s Day
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to celebrate the strengths and culture of our children.
On or around 4 August, all Australians have the opportunity to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that culture, family and community play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.
Each year there are more than 500 Children’s Day events held around the nation. This could happen at your workplace, school or kindergarten, or in partnership with a local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community.
Ideas include hosting a morning tea or a barbecue, cultural dancing, arts and craft sessions, cultural exchanges, concerts and performances, storytelling, competitions, sporting days, games and activities.
We understand that the impact of COVID-19 means some people might be unable to celebrate the day in person. However, we invite you to help us create a national atmosphere of celebration, respect and recognition – even if you're unable to get together for a community event. We will be supporting you with online resources and campaigns to promote on social media, as much as possible.
Ideas and resources
Arrange for kids to do culturally relevant activities in services, school, child care, or at home. See our online resources to help.
Promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in your school or local community through young achiever awards.
Promote your celebrations
Tell your local newspapers, radio and television stations about why your service supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.